FIM is thrilled to announce our exciting line-up of school time programming as field trip opportunities over the course of the coming school year! These daytime programs are curated especially for educators, homeschool groups, seniors, and other organized community programs, and we welcome inquiries from members of these organizations about how we can engage your group, often at low or no cost to you!

While you browse our offerings below, you’ll notice that we offer both in-person and virtual performance experiences for a variety of ages and grade-levels, with subject matter that includes science, math, history, literature, language, and culture. Click the links to register your class or group and we will follow up to confirm the details once you’ve submitted the form. But don’t hesitate to reach out at any time to ask how we can help make your field-trip goals a reality.

FIM is passionate about creating opportunities through performance that benefit all students and lifelong learners, and we are eager to be part of the educational journey you’ve charted for this school year!

Thank you to our generous supporters

A Dia de Muertos Musical Adventure!
October 9 • 10:00 am & 12:00 pm
Whiting Auditorium

This musical adventure is a touring bilingual/bicultural musical for young audiences and families that uses traditional regional music and dance from Mexico to tell the story of twelve-year-old Vita Flores.

Age recommendation: K – 5th grades
Run time: approximately 65 min.

The Lightning Thief
November 2 • 10:00 am & 12:00 pm
Whiting Auditorium

When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he’s a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods. This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book, The Lightning Thief, features an exciting rock score.

Age recommendation: 5th – 12th grades
Run time: approximately 60 min.

Kuniko Yamamoto – Origami Math
December 6 – 20 • Virtual

Using origami, music and audience participation, Kuniko provides a magical introduction to Japanese culture and the art of simplicity. In “Origami Tales”, mythological character masks & puppets, amazing flowers and a dragon—all made from origami—set the stage, while Kuniko shares heartfelt stories from ancient Japan.

Age recommendation: K – 5th grades
Run time: approximately 60 min.

Dr. Kaboom and The Wheel of Science
January 30 & 31 • 10:00 am & 12:00 pm
Whiting Auditorium

So much science, so little time. . . Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all! Unfortunately, there are way too many to do them all in one show. The solution: The Wheel of Science!

Age recommendation: 3rd – 8th grades
Run time: approximately 60 min.

Keep Marching: The Road to the March on Washington
February 12 • 9:30 am & 11:30 am
Whiting Auditorium

A new play with music by Mad River Theater Works. Bringing collected oral history to life, the one-act play explores the historic 1963 March On Washington.

Age recommendation: 2nd – 6th grades
Run time: approximately 60 min.

Hedy! The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamarr
February 26 – March 4 • Virtual

Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World”. She invented Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology that makes the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!

Age recommendation: 6th grade and older
Run time: approximately 60 min.

Kattam and his Tam Tams
March 7 • 10:00 am

To the sound of the n’goni, balafon, djembe, and dhol, percussionist Kattam invites you to discover Africa, the Middle East and India through rhythm, song and dance! Accompanied by his monkey, Takoum, Kattam never fails to enroll his audience!

Age recommendation: K – 6th grades
Run time: approximately 60 min.

Flint Repertory Theatre
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
March 27 & 28, April 3 & 4 • 10:00 am
Elgood TheatreAn unblinking portrait of two American marriages, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is Edward Albee’s explosively comedic and harrowingly profound masterpiece.Age recommendation: High School and older
Run time: approximately 3 hrs.

Cirque FLIP Fabrique: Blizzard
April 5 • 10:00 am
Whiting Auditorium

With Blizzard, FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invites you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder.

Age recommendation: 6 years and older
Run time: approximately 50 min.

Randy Otto’s Winston Churchill
April 21 – 28 • Virtual

Renowned worldwide, electrifying Keynote Leadership Speaker and seasoned actor Randy Otto has embodied Winston Churchill for over 4 decades and hundreds of appearances, earning him the distinction: Churchill Leadership Expert.

Age recommendation: High School and older
Run time: approximately 90 min.

Janet’s Planet: A Tour Through the Solar System
April 29 – May 13 • Virtual

Janet’s Planet: A Tour Through the Solar System travels at the “speed of thought,” introducing the wonders of the galaxy to families and young audiences throughout the country.

Age recommendation: K – 6th grades
Run time: approximately 45 min.

Additional FIM opportunities –

FSPA Meet The Orchestra Concert
March 15 • 12:30 pm

The Troubadours
Return LIVE this season with in-school performances. We are honored to present the
FIM’s fabulous Troubadours in our educational programming. The Troubadours help teach life lessons through storytelling combined with music and dance.

Virtual content is available for viewing
Bernstein, Ratner & Grofé – Dec 19 – Jan 18
Glinka, Mussorgsky & Tchaikovsky – Mar 18 – Apr 17
Rossini, Paganini & Respighi – Apr 10 – May 9
da Falla, Rodrigo & Ravel – May 14 – Jun 13


Questions? Contact the Manager of Community Programs